Patra's Other Place
I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)
- Name: Gina E.
- Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia
I am married to Ken. We have no children of the human kind, but we have two cats, and five aviaries holding canaries, Gouldian finches and bantam hens. Before I retired, I worked in the aged care field. Ken is a courier with a pathology service.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
MRI scan results.
For the first few seconds nothing seemed to be happening. Then it started - a loud drumming noise that went on and on. Finally that stopped and was replaced by a high pitched noise. Then the drumming again. More odd noises interspersed with drumming. I hate to think what it would have been like without the ear plugs. I've since been told they used to play music to drown out the sound of the machinery, but it didn't work, so now they use ear plugs. I was just at the point where I was ready to squeeze my bulb-thing and scream for help when a disembodied voice floated above me saying it was just about over and thanks for my patience.
Phew! I took a minute or so to get my balance when I got off that table, but the nurses didn't seem surprised.
I suppose it was worth the effort though, to get the incredible images of my neck that shows "multi-level degenerative changes" in much more detail than the previous CT scans and X rays. Anyway, the good news is that in the words of the neurosurgeon's letter to my GP -
Gina keeps things under control with acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractory and myotherapy. I think she is doing a good job with this and there is no indication for surgery. I am happy to discharge her from my care.
Isn't that nice to be told by an expert that you are doing a good job looking after yourself?
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Japanese brush painting.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Out with the old...
I said to Ken "We liked it so much when we bought it, but we hardly ever have the pleasure of using it on a day to day basis. Why don't we move it to the kitchen for every day use and keep the new chook set for when we have guests?" He agreed, so that's what we have done.
But tonight we decided to 'christen' the chooks. Guess what we had for dinner? Roast Chicken of course.
This is the Noritake set we have been using in the kitchen for about 12 years. My niece was thrilled to bits when I called to ask if she would like it, as she had a very special bond with her grandpa (my Dad), and it meant a lot to her to own this, as it was originally a wedding gift to Dad from his brother when Dad married my stepmother. I asked Niece if she would be using the big teapot (at the back on the right), and she said probably not, and was happy for me to keep it, as it comes in handy when we have the occasional crowd of friends or relations over. So I've still got a bit from my Dad's dinner set too! Win win situation :-)
...In with the New. Newly hatched baby quail chick. Go to my birds blog to see more!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Lest We Forget. 25th April 2013.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Topsy and Tiger - The Cats at Our Place.
It didn't last for long though. Topsy swished her tail over Tiger's back legs, startling him.
His reaction was to nip the black tail.